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News 27th of December 2021 By Hannelore Durieu and Karlien Van Melkebeek

New expat regime from 1 January 2022

New expat regime from 1 January 2022


  • +have been recruited directly from abroad by a Belgian company, a non-profit organisation or the Belgian branch of a foreign company, OR
  • +have been seconded within a multinational group
  • +may not have been resident in Belgium (for tax purposes);
  • +may not have lived within 150 km of the Belgian border;
  • +may not have been subject to non-residents tax for professional income in Belgium.

Tax benefits

  • +costs for relocation to Belgium;
  • +costs for furnishing the home in Belgium – these must be disbursed during the first six months of arriving in Belgium and are limited to a maximum of 1,500 euros;
  • +education costs for school-age children who attend school in Belgium.

Applicability period

Application procedure

Entry into force

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Hannelore Durieu
Hannelore Durieu
Karlien Van Melkebeek
Karlien Van Melkebeek